Festival Week Events 2018

2019 Festival Week events will be posted here in early 2019

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We look forward to your participation in this year's Festival Week!
Please click on each listing for full descriptions and registration links.

Thursday - March 1, 2018

5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Reid Lecture Series

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Math

Friday - March 2, 2018

7:30pm

BLOCKCEPTION HACKATHON

Presented by: The Machine Learning Society and CyberTECH | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering

Saturday - March 3, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm

Science Fun for Kids 5-99

Presented by: San Diego Miramar College | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

9:30am to 4:00pm

The New Children's Museum - Innovators Lab

Presented by: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Art, Education, Energy

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPO DAY (San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering)

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Messy Science

Presented by: Linda Vista Branch Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Energy, Environment, Oceanography

Sunday - March 4, 2018

9:00am to 11:30am

52 Weeks of Science Clairemont: Engineering Paper Machines

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ANIMATION & VIDEO GAME DESIGN USING SCRATCH

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Art, Coding, Computers

Monday - March 5, 2018

11:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Preschool Engineering Week

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Intergalactic Coding

Presented by: ThoughtSTEM | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Coding, Computers

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Suds & Science—Changing the World. Why Women in Science Matter

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Computers, Other

Tuesday - March 6, 2018

9:30am to 11:30am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Presented by: Ms. Smarty-Plants™ | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

11:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Preschool Engineering Week

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Building Better Batteries

Presented by: Ethics Center | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Energy, Engineering, Environment

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Science of Gratitude

Presented by: Honey Yoga | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

6:00pm to 7:15pm

At RoboThink, your imagination is the limit!

Presented by: RoboThink Chula Vista | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering

Wednesday - March 7, 2018

11:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Preschool Engineering Week

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: North County

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

3:30pm to 6:30pm

STEM in Your Backyard: Logan Heights

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Think, Drink, Science

Presented by: Biocom | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech

6:00pm to 7:00pm

SDCCU Biz Kid$ Bash

Presented by: San Diego County Credit Union | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Other

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Brewery.....

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Biotech

Thursday - March 8, 2018

9:30am to 10:30am

From Bach to Rock

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

10:30am to 12:30pm

INTERGALACTIC CODING

Presented by: Otay-Mesa Nestor Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Web Designing

11:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Preschool Engineering Week

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

11:30am to 12:30pm

From Bach to Rock

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ART SCIENCE COGNITION: Metaphor Building

Presented by: Alzheimer's Association San Diego & Imperial Chapter | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Entomology

3:00pm to 5:00pm

OZOBOT MOON ADVENTURE

Presented by: Tierrasanta Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Computers, Robotics

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Women to the Rescue

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Biology

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Women in STEM

Presented by: STEM Ecosystem and Biocom Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Biology, Biotech

Friday - March 9, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm

River Kids Discovery Days

Presented by: San Diego Riverpark Foundation | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Biology, Environment

9:30am to 10:30am

From Bach to Rock

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

10:00am to 2:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: South Bay

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:00am to 4:00pm

San Diego Yoga Festival

Presented by: San Diego Yoga Festival | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Education, Energy

11:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Preschool Engineering Week

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

11:30am to 12:30pm

From Bach to Rock

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

3:00pm

Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Energy, Engineering

Saturday - March 10, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm

Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Presented by: Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Coding

9:00am to 1:00pm

Jumpstart Your Success with Physical Sciences

Presented by: San Diego Mesa College | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering

10:00am to 4:00pm

Super STEM Saturday

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

11:00am to 1:30pm

Watershed Warriors

Presented by: San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Other

11:30am to 1:00pm

GLIDER LANDING

Presented by: Kensington-Normal Heights Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Physics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

DISCOVER THE COSMOS

Presented by: Clairemont Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Astronomy

12:30pm to 4:30pm

ANIMATION & VIDEO GAME DESIGN USING SCRATCH

Presented by: Mira Mesa Branch Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Art, Coding, Computers

1:00pm to 4:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: East County

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

1:00pm to 4:00pm

MESSY SCIENCE

Presented by: Linda Vista Branch Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Energy

1:00pm to 4:00pm

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY: GLORIOUS CHOCOLATE

Presented by: Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Other

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Imagination Innovation

Presented by: Cymer/ASML | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Art, Chemistry, Engineering

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Girls Day Out: Middle School Edition

Presented by: San Diego State University | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering

1:30pm to 2:45pm

52 Weeks of Science Clairemont: Engineering and Maintaining Hydroponic Systems

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Education

4:30pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUT: Science of Cocktails

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Physics

Sunday - March 11, 2018

10:30am to 1:30pm

Makers and Mimosas

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Education

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Genius in the House!

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Math

5:00pm to 6:15pm

Sound Healing, Meditation is a Science in a Guiness World Book Record Setting AUM Meditation Circle

Presented by: San Diego Yoga Festival | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Energy, Environment, Other

Tuesday - March 13, 2018

5:00pm to 7:00pm

SUHSD Family STEAM Night

Presented by: Sweetwater School | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Astronomy, Biology

Thursday - March 15, 2018

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ART SCIENCE COGNITION: Metaphor Building

Presented by: Alzheimer's Association San Diego & Imperial Chapter | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Entomology

Sunday - March 18, 2018

10:00am to 3:00pm

7th Annual Marine Science Day

Presented by: SDSU Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratories | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

Thursday - March 22, 2018

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ART SCIENCE COGNITION: Metaphor Building

Presented by: Alzheimer's Association San Diego & Imperial Chapter | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Entomology

Friday - March 23, 2018

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Fleet Night of Science—MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Energy, Engineering

Sunday - March 25, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm

Screen Your Teen - Free Heart Screening for Youth

Presented by: Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Medicine, Other

Thursday - March 29, 2018

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ART SCIENCE COGNITION: Metaphor Building

Presented by: Alzheimer's Association San Diego & Imperial Chapter | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Entomology

2018 Gold Sponsors

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March 2, 2019 - 10a-5p

Over 125 hands-on exhibits, live performances, free and open to the public -- all in the fun and exciting venue of PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego!

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